Former “Bachelor” contestant Victoria Fuller posted in assist of the Black Lives Matter motion whereas concurrently acknowledging her earlier participation in a “White Lives Matter” clothes marketing campaign.
Fuller, who got here in third on Peter Weber’s current season of “The Bachelor,” took to Instagram on Tuesday to share photos of protests in her hometown of Virginia Beach over the weekend. She wrote a prolonged caption to associate with the picture that acknowledged her past controversy on the problem.
“I’d first like to say, I have been a part of the problem. And for that I am sorry. Being naive, staying silent, or not educating ourselves of the ongoing racism in our country IS contributing to the problem. Period. I don’t want to be a part of the problem,” she wrote. “I’ve taken time to educate myself, read, listen & although I can never fully grasp or understand I am willing to keep learning. This isn’t a trend. This is a societal problem that needs change. & hopefully I can use my platform as a way to educate and continue everyday to learn from others.”
The actuality star beforehand issued an apology to followers after her participation in a “White Lives Matter” clothes line sparked controversy. In February, she defined that she modeled garments for the We Love Marlins marketing campaign, which featured attire with “White Lives Matter” written on it, reportedly designed to reference the white marlin. However, it additionally featured the “Blue Lives Matter” slogan and a model of the Confederate flag. The controversy led to Cosmopolitan canceling a deliberate picture shoot with Fuller.
“The BLM movement has fought to create a world free of anti-Blackness, where every Black person has the social, economic, and political power to thrive,” Fuller wrote in her newest post.
She continued: “Understanding White Privilege: White privilege are benefits granted to those because the color of their skin; in other words, purely on the basis of our skin color doors are open to us that are not open to other people. Far too many of us who are closer in proximity to being white erroneously believe that we do not have to take the issues of systematic oppression seriously or don’t feel the need to speak up. So now we have a choice. We can continue to use unearned privilege to remain ignorant, or can put aside the color of our skin in order to see clearly and live differently.”
She concluded her post by sharing 5 steps the typical individual can take to do higher with regards to the problem of race and privilege within the United States.
Fuller made related guarantees to teach herself on the expertise of the black group within the United States when issuing her apology for her involvement within the clothes marketing campaign. At the time, she made it clear that she rejects the thought behind the usage of “white lives matter” as a rallying name.
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“I want to say that I unequivocally reject the beliefs of the white lives matter movement or any propaganda that supports racism of any kind,” Fuller wrote at the time. “I would like to specifically apologize to people of color that are affected by racism daily. It was never my intention to add fuel to the racial fire in this country. This has truly been an educational moment for me and I hope to be a voice against racism moving forward. I hope I can be shown grace as I navigate through this process.”